Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards: Memoirs of a Rock 'N' Roll Survivor

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Al Kooper began his professional career in 1958 at the age of fourteen. Kooper's quirky keyboard style was a seminal force in popularizing the Hammond B3 organ as a major voice in rock music. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, George Harrison, The Who, Trisha Yearwood, and a plethora of other artists have benefited from having Kooper perform on their albums and singles. Backstage Passes & Backstabbing Bastards, Kooper's insightful and amusing autobiography, puts you in the passenger seat ...
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New York, NY 1998 Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: moderate ... spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and a couple of small scratches at the upper front panel; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 312pp. Trade Paperback. I must have read this book 4 or 5 times now and it's gotten to the point where I just leave it lying around the house, occasionally opening it to any page and reading from that point on. It's a cleverly written, hysterically funny account of Al's music biz shenanigans covering his entire career, a good 40 years. The bulk of the book deals with the first 15 years, up to 1972. Not just one story, more like several anecdotes strung together about name after familiar music artist name and what brought him together with these people, who ultimately come off as not t Read more Show Less

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Kooper, Al., Billboard Books, nd (1998), c1998, 1st Edition/ 1st printing, illus. soft cover, fine, 312 pp w/index & selected discography, B & W photographic illus., Sm 4to, ... inscribed & SIGNED by the author, "Memoirs of a Rock 'N Roll Survivor" Read more Show Less

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Al Kooper began his professional career in 1958 at the age of fourteen. Kooper's quirky keyboard style was a seminal force in popularizing the Hammond B3 organ as a major voice in rock music. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, George Harrison, The Who, Trisha Yearwood, and a plethora of other artists have benefited from having Kooper perform on their albums and singles. Backstage Passes & Backstabbing Bastards, Kooper's insightful and amusing autobiography, puts you in the passenger seat as you cruise the entire history of rock 'n roll as well as the various cultural landmarks and idiosyncrasies of the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780823082575
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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